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Oct 7, 2012 11:30am PDT
alabama law may well come into play in this case down the road. >> alabama also has virtually the identical stand your ground law that florida has, so do you know that the officer in this case can probably say he was -- he felt that he was in danger of his life and he was standing his ground in shooting. so i'm betting as this proceeds, you may see that law that we've heard so much about in the zimmerman case in florida rear its ugly head in alabama. >> the officer involved in the shooting has been put on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. >>> now to pennsylvania where the state's deputy attorney general and his wife are accused of severely abusing two children they adopted. police arrested douglas and kristin barber after the kids had a doctor's visit. investigators say the doctor noticed several fractures on the 18-month-old girl's head, and the 6-year-old girl's appeared star. they were charged with endangerment. their attorney has not commented. >>> we know the meningitis outbreak has spread to nine states and that 91 people are sick according to the cdc
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
at to see if congress was deliberately misled, which would be a violation of the law. >> joined by our pentagon correspondent, barbara starr. you've been digging into this for new information. you say as early as april, the united states sent special forces into benghazi for a specific reason. >> they did, indeed, carol. what we've learned is that a very small team of special forces commandos were sent to that benghazi compound. this was back in april. if you think back a u.n. -- united nations convoy in the region had been attacked. growing security concerns at that time back in april, about what was going on in that region in eastern libya. so, the u.s. sent a team of about four special forces, commandos to the benghazi compound. they did a security assessment. what could be done to improve security at the facility. and they recommended apparently, we are told, a couple of things that seem fairly minor in retrospect. sand bagging some positions so libyan forces who were there, contractors, essentially, could help fight back if the place came under attack and also were training fo
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Sep 30, 2012 7:00pm PDT
gradually. >> he is not trying to move the law radically quickly. justice scalia or thomas want to get to the end answer as quickly as possible and conform the law into what they understand it to be. >> but some don't believe much will change anytime soon. >> this is not a crusading conservative court. until we have a shift it's impossible to call it a court that liens more to the left or the right. >> for opinions that could be close, attention will be paid to anthony kennedy who is frequently the swing vote in some of the toughest cases. >> joe johns there for us in washington. >>> a tennessee house fire leaves two grand parents dead and there are no signs of two kids staying at the home. it has been a week and investigators are getting desperate. ♪ why not take a day to explore your own backyard? with two times the points on travel, you may find yourself asking why not, a lot. chase sapphire preferred. there's more to enjoy. >>> distraught parents and frustrated police officers, found nothing today where small children were last seen in tennessee. police believed for days that a youn
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00am PDT
fundamental any a man or a woman's right to protest? >> yes. it depends on the laws of any nation. all nation's laws are not equal. they differ. in most countries, one way or another, this is allowed under the laws but fundamentally, i do agree, certainly people must be allowed to express their own opinions freely, freedom is part of the essential rights of all nations. >> if that is -- >> no one has the right to take that away. >> if that is the case, why has the daughter of the former president of iran, why has she been imprisoned for protesting against your regime? >> in iran, there is only one regime, so perhaps they are protest against that and in iran, the judicial branch is not under the power of the government, they have their own laws and's what they follow. and we have no interference in that. the government has paved wait four the highest form of freedom of most people. you see people criticize, people sometimes trespass the border lines of proper as a president, i'm not middle of the people of iran, without drawing any borders, without drawing any reed red lines, we convers
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00pm PDT
conservative court but will do it gradually. >> he is not trying to move the law radically quickly. justice scalia or thomas want to get to the end answer as quickly as possible and conform the law into what they understand it to be. >> but some don't believe much will change anytime soon. >> this is not a crusading conservative court. until we have a shift it's impossible to call it a court that liens more to the left or the right. >> for opinions that could be close, attention will be paid to anthony kennedy who is frequently the swing vote in some of the toughest cases. >> joe johns there for us in washington. >>> a tennessee house fire leaves two grand parents dead and there are no signs of two kids staying at the home. it has been a week and investigators are getting desperate. small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve the most rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back
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Oct 1, 2012 1:00am PDT
trying to move the law radically quickly. i think, justice scalia, or justice thomas really want to get to the end answer as quickly as possible, and make the law conform to what they really understand. whereas the chief justice is more incrementallist. >> reporter: but conservative court watcher carrie severino doesn't believe much will change any time soon. >> certainly this is not a crusading conservative court, until we have a shift, i think in the membership of the court it's impossible to call it a court that leans more to the left or to the right. >> reporter: for the opinions that could be close 5-4 decisions, attention will also be paid to justice anthony kennedy, who's frequently the swing vote in some of the toughest cases. >> joe johns the for us in washington. >>> a tennessee house fire leaves two grandparents dead, and there's no sign of two kids who were staying at the home. it's been a week and investigators are getting desperate. improve the health of your skin with aveeno daily moisturizing lotion. the natural oatmeal formula goes beyond 24-hour moisture. it's clin
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Oct 7, 2012 5:00am PDT
i was looking at this this morning. alabama also has virtually the identical stand your ground law that florida has, so do you know that the officer ms case can probably say he was he felt that he was in danger of his life and he was standing his ground and shooting. i'm betting as this proceeds, you may see that law that we've heard so much about rear itsingly head now in alabama. >> that is really interesting to note. now, cnn, paul, spoke with the victim's mother in this case. she is, understandably, in shock. when things do settle down for her, would she have any legal recourse against the school? >> well, it's hard to say. obviously if her son was heavily intoxicated and was trying to attack a police officer, that's going to be a -- that's going to be a tough case to win. however, these campuses have alcohol problems. virtually every campus in america today has problems with intoxicated kids, and they have to develop policies to deal with it. now, this particular university, by the way, is a dry campus. you're not allowed to drink at this campus, even if you're over 21. i noti
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
, and her grandma. their story is one you should see. here with it is cnn's kyon law. >>> dinner time means family time at the skillman household, from who is chopping to who's stirring. to who's sitting around the table and who soon won't. how hard is this for your family? >> not real sure. i don't think it's hit them yet. i really don't. >> reporter: a grandfather to three girls, his other title is master sergeant dan skillman, u.s. army reserves. he deploys to afghanistan in weeks, with his wife, master sergeant lola skillman and their oldest son, james, a sergeant. husband, wife, and son will be gone nine months as reserve support at kandahar. despite the 29 years that lola served, this will be her first time deployed to a war zone. are you scared at all? >> yes. some people say no, they're not scared, they're ready to go do this. but i think in the back of everybody's mind it is a little bit terrifying. >> reporter: at the skillman home where the unpaved road meets a montana big sky, they know about sacrifice for country. lola's father was awarded the purple heart during world wa
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
ban in into law over this past weekend and tweeted about it. let me read one of his tweets. this bill bans nonscientific, quote, therapies that have driven young people to depression and suicide. joining me is david pickup, a reparative therapist and spokesman for the national association of research and therapy of homosexuality, he is getting miked up. also with me right now is cnn's senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. so, elizabeth, as we await david, just begin with what we know about this so-called reparative therapy. >> the american psychological association had a task force that took a long look at this. and here's what they came up with. they said there is no good studies showing it works or doesn't work. so no good studies showing this works. they say some people have been harmed by it, depression, other problems. and this is a quote, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation. >> okay. >> plainly spoken. >> hold that thought. we have david. david, you with me? >> yes, i'm here, thank you. >> david, n
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Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm PDT
prevention law. why some say it crosses the line, coming up. >>> and the nation's unemployment rate fell in september. the numbers are in. and they're good. unexpectedly good. more people are returning to work, and hiring was steady. let's meet one guy who took a huge risk to make a career change in a brightening job market. here is christine romans with more. >> reporter: he wanted to switch careers from operations in i.t. to marketing and big data. in a slow jobs market, that takes training and risks. >> i decided to go back to business school. and i went part-time. and realized that i needed even more training. so i left my full-time position, and gained internship at cbs, and that was a great gateway. so the internship plus the mba, i was able to fortunately land the job, looking at the data more on the marketing end and helping with making strategic decisions. >> reporter: the switch took time and money, $80,000 in student loans. >> is it worth the investment to re-train in your career, and take on all of the student loans? >> yes, it is worth the investment. >> reporter: the degree lo
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00am PDT
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
more money and man power to enforce the law, many politicians across the country are upping the speed limit big time. according to the governor's highway safety association seven states, kansas, kentucky, maine, ohio, pennsylvania, texas and virginia have increased speed limits to as high as 85 miles per hour on certain roads. maybe you're saying it is about time. consider this. there is no doubt excessive speed kills. if you have a need for speed, highway 130 near austin, texas, is where you have to be. later this fall posted legal speed limit 85. >> it is the highest posted speed limit on the whole western hemisphere, right? it is really pretty neat. >> an anomoly? not by a long shot. according to the insurance institute for highway safety, 35 states have raised speed limits to 70 miles per hour or higher, and no one is more aware of that than long distance truckers like anthony frederick, and frankly, it scares him. >> doing 85 miles an hour, all they're doing is asking for more accidents and more deaths, that's about it. they say it takes a football field to stop a semi. 85 miles
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Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
apparently thriving. federal law protects internet companies from liability for ads people post. >> it just seems morally wrong to have this as a business model, no? >> to me, it would be morally wrong to have the opportunity to rescue women, children, boys, out of exploitation and to walk away from that opportunity. >> reporter: attorney liz mcdougle represents backpage and argues the website is a helpful tool for law enforcement to fight child sex trafficking. but many in law enforcement disagree and the grim fact is lots of women and children never get rescued. >> i look at pictures like this, my pimp beat me and i was black and blue and i have more pictures, and nothing makes it go away. >> reporter: tamara was 12 and like many, looking for acceptance when she turned her first trick. >> look how young she looks. >> reporter: now 31, she's trying to heal from the horror of her childhood and the cycle of addiction she says it triggered. >> you know, there's so many men out here who prey on young women, who, you know, it excites them or it's something sexual for them, and i was just a
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
the plane in her purse. >>> so finding a cure for miners will soon be against the law in california. the state is the first in the nation to ban so-called gay conversion therapies targeting children and teenagers. this law takes effect in january. >> thank you for the update. our team, richard socarides sitting right next to me so i can stop him when i need to. he's worked with the new yorker dotcom, he writes for them, former senior adviser to president clinton. ron brownstein at the other side of the table, editorial director of national journal and kellyanne conway is the president of the polling company women trend. nice to have you with us. our get real this morning. this one is so disturbing to me. 7-year-old girl gets food stuck in her hair. you have a 7-year-old so you know this age well. the assistant teacher decides to remove the food from her hair. how does she do it? by cutting the girl's hair off. apparently removed, well the mother believes, the mother's name is jessica sturwalt in north carolina. she says it was seven or eight inches of hair that they cut off this lit
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Oct 9, 2012 9:00am PDT
wrong. the law allows it. society doesn't. >> reporter: back at the shelter, the couple knows they've put their family through a lot. but they say they have no regrets. we wouldn't have been killed had it not been for the love commandos. even though they don't know what's next, they're happy to be alive and together. cnn, new delhi. >>> we have live pictures for you now, this is roswell, ynew mexico, as felix baumgartner is getting into this capsule and he is going to start the ascent. the estimated time is 1:40 for launch. he'll go 23 miles up and then jump. what we know is that he's been working for seven years to beat this record. it was held by colonel joe kitinger in 1960. 52 years ago, he jumped from 1002 feet up. this time will be 120,000 feet. imagine if you're on a jetliner and you're flying cross-country. you're at about 35,000 to 40,000 feet. he's going up to 120,000. he'll get out it to the end of the capsule and he will jump wearing his pressurized suit, wears about 100 pounds. and he will fl 115,000 feet in five minutes. imagine that. 115,000 feet in five minutes
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
southeastern university law school in broward county. >> are you registered to vote? >> at florida atlantic university in boca raton -- >> are you registered to vote this year. >> reporter: outside the courthouse in plantation, no mistaking which candidate alan supports, but he says -- >> we register anyone that comes along that wants to register. >> reporter: you would prefer they register democrat. >> of course i work for the obama campaign. >> reporter: jonathan cologne registered. >> i'm looking in the future ten years down the line, whatever they can do to make their four years count is what i really want. >> reporter: with so much at stake in florida, there can be a darker side to voter registration. palm beach county supervisor of elections susan booker discovered discrepancies, signatures that looked the same, addresses that didn't appear right on more than 100 voter registration forms. >> we just haven't ever experienced this kind of issue with the registration forms and so that's got us a little disconcerted. >> reporter: the company at the center of what is a state wide
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
at the middle school and written on that tarot card, say law enforcement sources was dear policemen, i am god. >> we begin with what might be a new development in the string of sniper shootings in the washington, d.c. area. we underscore it might. the story is unfolding as we speak. the pictures now coming in from manassas, virginia, there was a shooting here a short time ago. one witness reported hearing a single shot as a man was pumping gas. >> october 9th, there was a man named dean harold myers who was shot and killed and someone reported seeing a white mini van leaving the scene, and that became sort of a red herring. police put that description out. a lot of reports poured in and of course, a white mini van is something, it's pretty common on the highways. >> we're getting word that around 9:30 a.m. eastern in fredericksburg, virginia, there was another shooting incident, this one at an exxon gas station. >> we knew there was a fascination also with the media by that time, so stepping up in front of the tv camera, and i don't think i'm the only person who felt this way, i rea
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Oct 6, 2012 10:00am PDT
university and a fellow at stamford law school and the author of "the immigrant exodus, why america is losing the global race to capture entrepreneurial talent." from 1995 to 2005 immigrants founded more than a quarter of all tech and engineering startups in united states and more than 52% of those in silicon valley. you just updated the numbers and immigrant entrepreneurship has declined. talk to me about this. why it is happening and how do we fix it >> very simple. there are million skilled immigrants waiting for permanent resident via sass. many want to start companies and employ americans. we won't give them via sass. they are getting frustrated and fed up and trotting home. the jobs that would be boosting american competitiveness are boosting our competition. >> it's weird. it's a policy that both presidential candidates disagree with. they both think, you heard mitt romney want to stam a green card to the degree. you heard barack obama say that. tell me where is the hold up? >> i call them juveniles. our political leaders are battling each other rather than trying to fix the rea
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Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
administration's landmark health care law last june. so how might mitt romney change the high court if he becomes president of the united states? he's already giving all of us some major clues. let's bring in cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns who's taking a closer look. what are you seeing? >> the supreme court doesn't get talked about that much on the campaign trail. but choosing a justice is one of the most important things a president does. it's how on administration puts its mark on some of the nation east toughest, most divisive issues. and we have a look at how mitt romney might handle it if he's president. whenever mitt romney fielded questions during the primaries about his picks for the supreme court, he was armed with a stock republican answer. >> what i would look to do would be to appoint people to the supreme court that will follow strictly the constitution as opposed to to legislating from the bench. >> reporter: but he wouldn't choose a favorite. >> would you pick one, please? >> yes, roberts, thomas, alito and scalia. >> reporter: all that changed in june whe
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Oct 7, 2012 3:00am PDT
polls. through the law they're not allowed to report exit poll bus they believe a social media campaign will begin sunday afternoon to try to draw momentum. hugo chavez clearly said he believes the opposition will try and drive that and he said anyone who does that will be punished. but it was, as i say, true to form. true chavez, cracking jokes throughout, and looking quite healthy, really, despite what has been a very terrible year for hum in trying to battle cancer. paula newton, cnn, caracas. >>> from sean conry to daniel craig, who is your favorite bond? we'll share bond moments and bond trivia you may not already know. a speed bump! [ wife ] a beached whale! awn clippings! a mattress. a sausage link. mermaid. honey!? driftwood. come on, you gotta help us out here a little. [ male announcer ] febreze eliminates odors and leaves carpets fresh. ♪ [ male announcer ] febreze. eliminates odors and leaves carpets fresh. ♪ >>> welcome back to "early start weekend." from dr. know to quantum of solace, from sean connery to daniel craig, james bond has been entertaining moviegoe
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Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm PDT
law school examiners, i don't think bls cooked numbers. i think people lied about getting jobs. that would have the same effect. there is no evidence of that. the bls is constantly trying to get it right. sometimes it helps the incumbent president, sometimes not. here's what eric erickson tweeted. quote, i don't think it's healthy to indicate that the jobs numbers are cooked. a best-selling author and currently writes a blog with his wife susie. so do you really believe that people in the obama campaign, the chicago guy that you tweeted about, that they cooked the numbers? >> anderson, last night before these numbers came out, i tweeted, i wonder what the assumptions will be tomorrow. because last month, the assumptions were that participation rate dropped to the lowest level since jimmy connor. that means people quit looking for work so they don't count. there are so many assumptions that one makes coming into these numbers. you pointed out very accurately that they polled 60,000 people out of a workorce of 100 million plus to see how many people had work coming in and out. but the
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Oct 6, 2012 4:30am PDT
, which is a foundational principal of the rule of law. and i think mitt romney has to do more of that. has he been specific with his plan? he laid five out in the debate, which is more than the president did. that's why independents thought mitt romney did very, very well. >> let me ask you about one of the issues where they differ, medicare. that is a big deal in florida romney says he supports vouchers for medicare, a plan that is not very popular. how does play in florida with all those seniors? >> right now in florida, you've got about 12 million registered voters. 36% who are republicans, you have 40% who are democrats. and then the 24% or the remainder is going to be the most important percentage in america and i think it's 24% who are not registered republican or democrat. these are going to be the most important voters in the united states. but, let's look at medicare. you have mitt romney who says, i want to give you vouchers, which i personally don't agree with. but what would you rather have? vouchers or $761 billion cut to pay for obama care? i mean, the -- i would mu
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Oct 3, 2012 2:00am PDT
temporarily blocked a key component of that state's new voter i.d. law. voter does not have to show a state-approvedived in order to vote. supporters say it will prevent fraud at the polls but opponents say it is a chance to suppress the democratic minority vote. >>> and mike mcqueary claims in a lawsuit that he was the only assistant football coach not invited to interview for employment under bill o'brien in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal. mcqueary said he witnessed an apparent sexual encounter between sandusky and the boy. >>> a florida woman could face a $500 fine and up to 60 days in jail for hitching a ride on top of a manitee. she turned herself into sheriffs near tampa after this photograph was released to the public. manitees are protected from alleged abuse by florida law. so this picture could get her in serious trouble. >>> the fog settled over new york city right now this morning. this is a live picture of columbus circle. it is foggy and air force two was kept from landing twice yesterday. rob marciano is live from atlanta this morning. >> new york is not the on
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Oct 9, 2012 8:00am PDT
ashleigh, that the law allowed him to sentence him to hundreds of years fe wanted, but he told the court, i feel as though that's too abstract and that's why he wanted to sentence him to something that he said he could actually realize and take to heart. >> well, the judge in the madoff case didn't think 150 years was abstract but everyone is entitled to his opinion. we'll see you as the coverage continues for the more than likely appeal in bellefonte, pennsylvania, jason carroll reporting for us live outside of the courthouse. >>> in the legal briefs obviously what comes now is the question why, why the numbers, why the statements, why, why, why, and how did it play out the way it did? paul callan is the one who knows most about this. first off, when i saw 30 to 60 years i thought madoff, that sounds low. 150 years for madoff. a minimum of 30 for this man. granted, he's 68, but is that what this was about? is it the fact he was 68 that the judge decided not to go consecutive with the hundreds of years he could have lambasted him with? >> well, i think the judge is looking at the a
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
begin tonight with a pennsylvania judge who says the state's controversial voter i.d. law cannot be enforced during the presidential election next month. judge robert simpson issued a preliminary injunction saying he wasn't convinced some voters wouldn't be disenfranchised by requiring them to show a photo i.d. the injunction is temporary and the law could be enforced starting next year. the ruling is expected to be appealed. >>> a border patrol agent was shot and killed in arizona today. 30-year-old nicholas ivy and another agent came under fire after responding to a sensor that went off near the border. it was according to customs and border protection. ivy was killed in the firefight. the other agent is at a local hospital. his injuries are not thoughto be life-threatening, but ivy is the third border patrol agent killed in the line of duty this year. >>> the whereabouts of jimmy hoffa are going to remain a mystery, at least for now. roseville, michigan police say two soil samples don't show evidence of human remains. we've been telling you about this search prompted by a credibl
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Oct 9, 2012 12:00am PDT
like to see tougher gun control laws in america? >> it is hard to tell. i'm not into a study for that law, but i have to tell you that there's more people being killed by guns where the state had regulation for gun control. that's what i have learned. right now, i'm not in the position to say, you know, oh, yeah, let's do this, let's do that with gun control. i'm sorry, my head is some place else. >> i understand, we have to leave it there. thank you for joining me. it's taken a lot of courage on your part to do this. i appreciate you joining me too. >>> coming up next, only in america. with no back pain. i can adjust it if i need to...if my back's a little more sore. and by the time i get up in the morning, i feel great! if you have back pain, toss and turn at night or wake up tired with no energy, the sleep number bed could be your solution. the sleep number bed's secret is it's air chambers which provide ideal support and put you in control of the firmness. and the bed is perfect for couples because each side adjusts independently to their unique sleep number. here's what clin
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
hateful things about sandra fluke, that georgetown law student, he had a great opportunity to smack down the fanatical fringe. he didn't do it. it was a missed opportunity. doesn't mean romney agrees with the crazy things limbaugh said but he missed an opportunity to assert himself against the fringe and this is an opportunity for romney, if he's got any sense and he's a terribly bright guy, a very decent guy, but he's a bit of a coward where the right wing is concerned. i do hope, it would help romney, but he should stand up in that debate and raise it himself and disavow attacks from five years ago on the president that seem to me to be driven perhaps by race rather than economics. >> we'll see if more does come out in the next half hour or so. again, we'll continue it. gloria borger, paul begala, boyce watkins, eric erickson, thank you very much. 50 million people are expected to watch tomorrow's presidential debate. what president obama and mitt romney say obviously is going to be crucial, but how they say it may matter just as much, if not more, in some cases. ahead, an expert
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
] febreze. eliminates odors and leaves carpets fresh. ♪ and leaves carpets fresh. there are laws so, explain this.? how can something get bigger.. and smaller? there's more of it.. and less of it? well, i guess the laws of physics are more like.. general guidelines. >>> reenergized mitt romney capitalizing on his strong debate showing while president obama is suddenly on the defensive. how quickly things can change. what happens next? joining me is democratic strategist and cnn contributor, maria cardona and crystal wright, editor of conservative black chick.com. welcome. >> thank you, piers. >> good to be with you. >> there you are, coaching away with mitt romney and boom, he does the debate of his life. i know you weren't coaching him for this one but you're looking quite happy the way things have progressed on the debate level. >> well, governor romney has gotten better -- he's definitely better since the 2007-08 cycle and across these primary debates, this cycle. he's gotten increasingly better and last night i think he had the best debate performance he has had so far. >> maria
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
prohibited in the law. let's go back to what governor romney indicated, under his plan he would be able to cover people with pre-existing conditions. well, actually, governor, that isn't what your plan does. what your plan does is to duplicate what's already the law, which says if you are out of health insurance for three months, then you can end up getting continuous coverage, and an insurance company can't deny you if it has been under 90 days. but that's already the law. and that doesn't help the millions of people out there with pre-existing conditions. there is a reason why governor romney set up the plan that he did in massachusetts. it wasn't a government takeover of health care, it was the largest expansion of private insurance, but what it does say is that insurers, you have to take everybody. now, that also means you've got more customers. but when governor romney says he'll replace it with something, but can't detail how it will be, in fact, replaced, and the reason he set up the system he did in massachusetts because there isn't a better way of dealing with the preexist
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Oct 6, 2012 1:30pm PDT
. here in california, the first medical marijuana law took effect about 16 years ago. but i'll tell you, being out here the controversy is still controversial, and it confuses many people. here to talk with us is the doctor who is the author of the pot book, a complete guide. dr. holland, thank you for joining us on the program. >> it is my pleasure, dr. gupta. >> you know, it is interesting being out here, people talk about this all the time. there are many states where this is already allowed, medicinal marijuana use. what do they typically prescribe the marijuana for? are there certain conditions? and how do people know what the conditions are? >> well, you know, the main indications for using the medicinal cannabis is to reduce nausea and stimulate the appetite. it is used to treat pains that the opiates are not very good at treating. it is also used for a muscle relaxer, an anti-inflammatory, and it also helps with autoimmune disorder, regulates the immune system. so it can be used for a whole host of medicines. >> and it is interesting, the tag line when you sort of think about ma
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
would be a vigs violation of the law. i'm not involved with that. they're going to have to fully go to the end of that. i would be careful about accusing anybody, but clearly, there were huge mistakes made here and huge i argue foreign policy mistakes were compounded by the original decision they weren't going to use the information that the intelligence community was giving them. i think it's a dangerous decision. i think we're seeing that now and we're going to pay a price for this. >> have you been told you're going to get all of the cables, anything in prior months in and years to this, that this was coming, especially in the two or three months before? >> we've requested the documents. they have yet to arrive. the cooperation is not what we had hoped. i just hope we don't have to ramp this up. we should do this as an internal investigation so that we can move forward and make sure that the other embassies of the world that we don't not let al-qaeda off the hook on this and i tell you, again, that 9/11 commission was very strong. not responding to the u.s.s. cole may have cost us t
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
, it's real. i mean the number is there and the law is cast, and the math the economists have defined and this seemed to be the consensus, this can be 4% of gdp, think it was meant to be somewhat of a ticking time bomb to prompt action. i don't think anybody is going to be pleased if it doesn't produce action. people have written off the election and put their faith in lame-duck session to do some work. maybe at the most optimistic there can be some rejiggering, rearranging, redeferring. but if they got something done, medium hanging fruit and then said we have a structure in place and maybe by the middle of the year we come up with a whole program and set ourselves a deadline and agree to work together -- and i'm somewhat optimistic of after the elect n election, people who have been pouting for 18 months and holding their breath aren't going to do want to do that for the next four years. there will be some confidence moving that out. this gives me optimism. you know, this wasn't supposed to be -- the timer was set. it with us supposed to prompt action. there is a substantial risk th
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Oct 3, 2012 1:00am PDT
woman who tried to ride a manitee on sunday. they say she violated a state law against mammals in the water and she could face a demeanor fine. >> leave manatees alone. they get run over by the boats, sweet, gentle creatures. >> it's not a dolphin. >> don't be grabbing dolphins either. >> good point. >> susan, thanks. >>> president obama and mitt romney prepping heavily for the first debate less than 24 hours away. how high are the stakes? who has the edge? what are each candidate's weak spots? we'll look at that next in the program. >>> a border patrol agent shot and killed and another wounded. what happened in arizona? details ahead. >>> less than 24 hours from now, with the election five weeks away, president obama and mitt romney will face off. both men have been prepping heavily. evidence shows presidential debates can shift a race. joining me now alan schroeder, a professor of the school of journalism in northeast university in boston. author of "presidential debates, 50 years of high-risk tv" and patrick millsap who served as chief of staff in newt gingrich's campaign. patr
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Oct 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
life. phillips'. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll neve
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
people think of when it comes to pre-existing conditions. ironically, the health care reform law mitt romney signed as governor and remains in effect today in massachusetts does mandate coverage for anyone with pre-existing conditions, whether they already have health insurance or not. a bit later in the program, we will talk about one of the few moments that mr. romney failed to strike a tone of moderation. it concerns a great big yellow bird. that makes it on our "ridiculist" tonight. a good friend of his, oscar the grouch, i can tell you it's really got my attention. first, ari fleischer with the serious stuff. he serves as part-time unpaid communications consultant to the romney campaign and political analyst, roland martin. ari, what do you make -- do you say that mitt romney is seeming to be striking some more centrist positions, or at least sounding more centrist? >> well, let me try to peel this onion one slice at a time. the 47% comment really breaks down to two. one is that the pejorative way he spoke about the 47%, which as i, you didn't show my clip, when you asked me abou
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Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
orleans, there is a federal law called the stafford act. the local government has to give a match. here is the thing. when 9/11 happened in new york city, they waved the stafford act. forget that dollar you have to put in. here is $10. and that was the right thing to do. when hurricane andrew struck in florida, they said look at this devastation, don't expect you to put that money in. what's happening in new orleans? where is your dollar, where is your stafford act money? makes no sense. tells me the but let hasn't been taken out. tells me that somehow the people in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> president obama, that was five years ago. decide for yourself whether this shows a side of barack obama never been seen before as the daily caller suggestsor nothing new. the president seems to be speaking at a difference cadence and a different kind of voice than he does in other speeches. decide the same thing about this. the content of this next video the huffington post first linked this video to it earlier today, paul ryan speaking at a 2011 dinner hosted by the american sp
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Oct 8, 2012 9:00am PDT
groups that -- many of whom believe many some kind of shaara law and such? should we be supporting these groups more? i doubt that that is a place that conservatives would be comfortable, and romney, as a result, even there is a little bit vague other than saying that obama has done it wrong. he doesn't really tell us specifically what he would do. >> let's talk a little bit about iran. the "new york times" writes recently as august that despite increasingly painful sanctions and covert programs called olympic games that aimed to show the iranian program with cyber attacks, iran has enriched uranium from about one bomb's worth when mr. obama took office in 2009 to the ekwifl i want of about five bombs worth today. we recently saw the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu draw this red line a few weeks ago. is there any daytime between these two as to how tough they're going to get on iran? >> not really. look, the truth of the matter is it's important to understand that iran has a very extensive civilian nuclear program, and when you talk about one bombs worth or five bombs wor
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
explained that carefully in regards to what happened with the health care law in massachusetts. 87% of the legislature in the commonwealth, democrats, and he has the ability to work across the aisle whereas president obama crammed this health care law down the throats of congress and the american people with not one republican vote. didn't even ask for one. he and nancy pelosi and harry reid. >> the point eloquently during the debate actually in -- i thought he did that very well. that's not exactly my question. my question is what you said is during the campaign, you know, you lean to the right and then you come back to the center when you are actually in the general election. so to me that is you say one thing for a certain audience to get them to support and you then say something different, maybe completely contradictory to another audience which some could define as lying. is that an etch a sketch moment what we are seeing? >> some could refer to that as campaign tactics. good campaign tactics without violating one's principle. i -- nobody is more conservative than -- congress and hou
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Oct 5, 2012 9:00am PDT
my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? if we want to improve our schools... ...what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back. with only 32 days until the legs, the white house got some welcome news this morning. the monthly jobs report showed unemployment dropped to the lowest level since the president took office. it comes as a boost for the president after a disappointing performance at the first presidential debate. throughout the next 30 minutes we'll take a look at this week in po
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
and suing the school district because of this tiny clause in mch's law. we went to find out for ourselves. take a look. woodward avenue, home of the model t and once the pride of highland park, michigan. now home to one of the worst performing school districts in the state. >> everybody is pointing their fingers at everybody else and nobody wants to take responsibility. >> reporter: claiming the district hasn't delivered on what state law requires, special assistance for students not read ing up to grade level. >> we felt given the dire conditions that a lawsuit was going to be the only route that would get everybody who needs to be at the table at the table, working together. >> so we went to see for ourselves. >> starting from the basis. that way nobody will be behind. >> just 25% of seventh graders in this district met state standards for reading last year and only 7% for math. it gets worse. in 11th grade, only 10% scored proficientally in reading and less than 5% in math. >> what do these kids deserve? >> equality, fairness. >> are they getting that? >> no. >> theodosia tau
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
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